jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good India. Incredibly citrusy, slightly piney aroma. Fairly pale, with assertive bitterness and hop flavor. Solid malt base stays out of the way of the lupulin. Good beer, great brewery.
agl108 (1130) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Centennial hops dominate the aroma with that distinct citrus nose. Malts and hops compliment each other nicely. A very solid beer and worth its lofty rating.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light orange/golden color with a solid two finger head that sticks around for a while, with quite a bit of lacing.
Has a really nice pine, citrus, floral hop smell to it.
Taste is initially piney, foloowed by slightly bitter hops, and finishes with a nice sweet malt that keeps the hops from overwhelming.
Really nice IPA that I wish I had more of.
joergen (26674) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber coloured with a huge off white head.
Sweet aroma of hops, pine needles and caramel.
Flavour of hops, pine needles, fruits and caramel.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a dark golden/orange with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet malty and very hoppy. Taste is sweet, notes of fruit and rasins, and very hoppy. Long sweet and bitter aftertaste
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange colour with a big white head. Sweet malty, very hoppy aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet hoppy finish.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this was awesome. the malts and hops are well balanced. very east coast IPA feel to it. bitter finish but nice and creamy to start with. the orange, lemon and pine aromas and flavors work themselves in with the hops. excellent.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 rerate, batch 8359. God, this stuff is good when its fresh! Floral, bitter, with an almost candy like sweetness, but balances out before it goes overboard. It leaves you with a long wonderfully bitter aftertaste, and you just cant wait to have another swig. I had to re-rate this, only because i love it so damn much.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell is of piney hops. The color is amber. The head is a nice light white. The taste is full with a nice citrus hop cut. It is a classic IPA.
shadey (2093) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Clear gold color with a very large rocky white head. Lots of lacing. Hoppy full aroma with a mildly hoppy flavor. I donít know why this is so highly rated. Seemed pretty standard to me. 6/5/6/3/16
RERATE: Deep golden pour with a nice white fluffy head. Aroma is caramel malts with a nice dose of flowery hops. I’m still less than impressed with this beer. It’s obviously quality, but I’m not sure what makes it stand out from all the other quality IPAs out there? 6/3/6/3/17